Moreover, the stunning lack of support from Europe and the rest of the world makes it incredibly suspect that the story that we’ve been told to date, just like with the Global Hawk drone, is anything close to the real one.

I guess we’re not even trying to get Europe on our side to form ‘coalitions of the willing’ anymore.

And it seems Trump may believe that as well.

In the end, as always, we should be asking the most salient question surrounding this attack.

Cui Bono? (Who Benefits?)

Because it certainly isn’t Iran.

But we know who. The bombs had barely hit their targets when AIPAC’s favorite son, Lindsay Graham, was out in full throat for war. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the world Iran was behind 100 strikes of this kind.

Not a shred of evidence. And Trump’s first response was to subordinate U.S. troops sworn to uphold the Constitution and defend the U.S. to the terrorist-funding, repressive regime in Saudi Arabia to do what, exactly?

The Saudis needs $80+ per barrel oil.

The U.S. frackers need $60+ and zero-bound interest rates to keep the red ink flowing just slow enough to get yield-starved pension funds to bite on the next round of unpayable loans.

Israel needs a strong alliance and U.S. presence in the Middle East lest it have to act like a normal country by respecting its borders and making nice with its neighbors now that it has been exposed as one of the chief architects and supporters of the project to turn Syria into a failed state run by Takfiri crazies and anyone else no one wants in their back yard.

But the biggest question of all in this is simple. How dumb do these people think we are?

We can read licence plates from space but we can’t tell where a swarm of missiles that his one of the most strategically important piece of real estate in the entire world came from?


Whenever a major incident like this happens there’s always this ridiculous fog of war over what happened to obfuscate reality and blame the current enemy of the empire.

The truth is that the Houthis could have pulled this off with help from Iran and there’s little to stop it from happening again and again. They proved their point a few weeks ago.

The Saudis have lost in Yemen. They are now losing a helluva lot more than that.

Iran is serious about taking everyone’s ability to sell oil off the table if they are denied.

Why should anyone be surprised that the Houthis want to cripple Saudi Arabia for its disastrous war and Iran wouldn’t want to assist them in doing so?

Moreover, why isn’t their response justified given the blatant aggression against both?

When is someone in D.C. going to finally realize there is no winning play with Iran anymore except peace?

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